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JeffTucker

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Making a screen recording
Posted: 24-Apr-2020 10:54
While screenshots are usually not very helpful for debugging, a video of a jAlbum session can sometimes help to illustrate something, like a problem you're encountering. So, how to make such a video?

In Windows 10, I'm using ActivePresenter, which seems to work well. The free version is all you need. It's the same download for the free or paid version.

  • Launch jAlbum and navigate to where you want to start recording.
  • Launch ActivePresenter.
  • Choose Custom and adjust the mask to the jAlbum window if you're not running jAlbum fullscreen, or choose Full Screen.
  • Turn the webcam off by clicking on its icon.
  • Click REC to start recording.
  • Use jAlbum, and show whatever you're trying to demonstrate.
  • Hit CTRL-End to finish recording.
  • You'll now be in editing mode in ActivePresenter - explore on your own!
  • Choose Export from the toolbar, and Video on the left.
  • Choose an Output File destination.
  • Click OK.

In macOS, there's a screen recorder built in.

  • Launch jAlbum and navigate to where you want to start recording.
  • Hit Command-spacebar to bring up Spotlight.
  • Start typing Qu and choose QuickTime Player.app.
  • Choose File, New Screen Recording.
  • At the bottom, choose the icon for Record Selected Portion and adjust the mask to the jAlbum window if you're not running jAlbum fullscreen, or choose the icon for Record Entire Screen.
  • Click Record.
  • Use jAlbum, and show whatever you're trying to demonstrate.
  • Click the "stop" icon in the top bar to finish recording.
  • Quit jAlbum and QuickTime. The video file will be on the desktop.

The video you end up with will often be too large to attach to a forum post. Either upload it somewhere or make a little one-object jAlbum project using your favorite skin. In either case, provide a link.
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